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‘Ada Twist, Scientist’ Wins GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Children’s Programming

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Ada Twist, Scientist has been awarded Outstanding Children’s Programming for the episode ‘Blue River Wedding’ at the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

Ada Twist, Scientist, which is based on the best-selling children's book series by author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts, was developed for TV by executive producer Chris Nee (Laughing Wild), Wonder Worldwide, and produced in partnership with President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, with animation done by our awesome teams at Brown Bag Films Dublin and Bali.

The series follows the adventures of 8-year-old Ada Twist, a pint-sized scientist with a giant-sized curiosity, who aspires to discover the truth about absolutely everything, now with four seasons streaming on Netflix.

The season 4 episode “Blue River Wedding” follows the story of how when a tornado touches down on the day of Sensei Dave and Jiu Jitsu Joe's wedding, voiced by guest stars George Takei and Guillermo Diaz, our STEM loving friends Ada, Rosie, Iggy and Benny must think up a way for all of the guests to safely gather.

“We’re thrilled to see Ada Twist, Scientist honoured with the Outstanding Children's Programming award for the episode “Blue River Wedding” at the GLAAD Media Awards. Congratulations and thanks to the entire team in Brown Bag Films, Netflix, Laughing Wild, Higher Ground Productions, and Wonder Worldwide. This win is a testament to everyone’s hard work and dedication. We’re very excited to add this award to our trophy cabinet.”

—Jean Herlihy, Series Director on Ada Twist, Scientist, Brown Bag Films

“It's an incredible privilege to have Ada Twist, Scientist recognized by the GLAAD Media Awards. I'm extremely proud of the show and the entire dedicated team behind its creation. Huge thanks to everyone involved for crafting such a spectacular and successful production.”

—Nayanshi Shaw, Producer on Ada Twist, Scientist, Brown Bag Films

The GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally.

We are thrilled to see Ada Twist, Scientist receive this honour, and extend a huge congratulations to our talented teams, as well as our partners at Netflix, Chris Nee (Laughing Wild), Wonder Worldwide, and Higher Ground Productions.

Click here for the full list of nominees & winners for the 35th Annual GLAAD Media Awards.

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